Academic Advisor for Teachers College

Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title

Academic Advisor for Teachers College

Additional Information

The Upper Division Advising Center within University College at Ball State University welcomes applications for the position of Academic Advisor for Teachers College from individuals who are passionate about assisting undergraduate students in their journey of discovery and persistence to degree completion. Working under the direction of an Academic Advising Coordinator, and as one of a three member advising team, this advisor will manage an assigned caseload of students and provide comprehensive academic advising and student success strategies.

The Academic Advisor for Teachers College will assist the Department of Elementary Education, Department of Special Education, Department of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies, and all Teachers College departments in endeavors related to student academic success. The advisor will guide students in understanding their degree requirements, academic policies, university procedures, and the university resources available to make informed decisions regarding their degree program.

Academic Advising within University College at Ball State University is uniquely organized to serve the needs of freshmen students and upper division students. The dynamic mix of advisors and programs in each unit overlap and collaborate in activities beneficial to students and colleagues alike with an opportunity to participate in professional networks such as the Indiana Academic Advising Network ( IAAN ).

Benefits and Community



Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Serve as academic advisor for 300-350 upper division students in Teachers College; assist students in understanding degree requirements, transfer course implications, and Degree Works; engage dynamically with students as needed for successful persistence to degree completion; maintain accurate completion plans for each student; understand Indiana teaching licensing requirements relative to degree completion plans; work with the Teachers College departments and the Office of Teacher Education and Clinical Practice on behalf of student and program needs; participate in activities promoting superior advising services within all university units.

Minimum Education

Master’s degree from an accredited institution by date of appointment.

Minimum Experience

One year of experience in academic advising unit, student services, or related field.

Minimum Other

Ability to collaborate effectively with students, faculty, and administration; ability to identify barriers to student success and facilitate effective remedies; ability to synthesize information and prioritize goals; ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal platforms; ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for diversity; ability to utilize advising software tools.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Preferred Experience

Experience in a higher education environment;

Preferred Other

Familiarity with Ball State curriculum, knowledge of Banner, Aviso, and Degree Works.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

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EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


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Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Meet with assigned load of approximately 300-350 sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students to provide information and guidance on academic issues such as course planning and registration, major/minor specific requirements, and academic progress.



Job Duty

Be knowledgeable of current university academic requirements and teacher education policies and procedures as outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog and in departmental handbooks.



Job Duty

Maintain individualized four-year degree completion plans for each student as mandated by the State of Indiana and as required for BSU academic systems’ functions.



Job Duty

Train current students and crossover freshmen students to interpret Degree Works audit and consult individualized completion plans.



Job Duty

Utilize AVISO software to communicate with students, monitor student progress, generate reports, send alerts to Retention and other offices, provide resource referrals to student, and maintain record of advising documents.



Job Duty

Work collaboratively with departmental chairpersons and faculty to provide efficient advising services regarding course substitutions, special permissions, and registration information. Attend curriculum review committee meetings.



Job Duty

Promote strategies for student success, employing all available resources including Learning Center, Writing Program, Career Center, and R.I.S.E. program/seminar (Reaching to Inspire Student Excellence).



Job Duty

Participate in Freshman Orientation summer sessions. Participate in appropriate admissions and orientation events for prospective students. Work collaboratively, as requested, with appropriate academic areas for evaluation of transfer course equivalencies.



Job Duty

Respond to excel reports (various students’ status) as requested by supervisor/director. Create advising information reports as requested using Banner, Argos, Aviso, and Degree Works.



Job Duty

Participate in and contribute in professional development activities and associations.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have one year of experience in academic advising, student services, counseling, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience working with diverse student populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you completed/Will you be completing a Master's Degree from an accredited College/University?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Advising Philosophy Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts

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